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Industrial Safety Equipment

Written by Nicholas Kamuda
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No industrial facility is complete without a comprehensive stock of industrial safety equipment. PPE, or Personal Protective Equipment, is not only legally required by OSHA, but is important to keep everyone efficient, aware, and safe on the job. Emergency equipment is necessary for safety as well, and is also regulated and enforced by OSHA.

In many industrial workplace environments, personal safety gear such as earplugs, gloves, and safety glasses can, if used properly, dramatically reduce the number of on-the-job accidents. Many of the thousands of accidents a year are a result of improperly used gear, or inadequate industrial safety equipment. For example, safety glasses may not offer enough peripheral protection, and some safety goggles may not offer enough ventilation for all applications. The specifics of each application should be considered to determine the appropriateness of a piece of safety gear.

Emergency industrial safety equipment such as showers, eyewash stations, and first aid should be placed in easily accessible locations throughout the workplace. For example, eye wash stations should be as close to potentially dangerous sites as possible, along an obstacle free path. Closed doors, stairs, and passageways that are difficult to navigate can compound injury quickly, and reduce the chance of a full recovery from a serious accident.

Outfitting Your Workplace With the Proper Industrial Safety Equipment

Regional OSHA offices can refer you to local Occupational Safety and Health Technicians, who can help assess your workplace for hazards and danger zones. Once a comprehensive assessment is made, then the proper safety gear can be purchased, and thorough training can begin. Safety suppliers and industrial equipment suppliers usually carry everything you may need to outfit your workplace to meet OSHA standards.


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